Courses

Below you will find the current course offerings listed by semester and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 617-521-2111.

Spring 2020 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 10/21/2019 11:20AM

Doctorate of ABA

DABA 610 - Verbal Behavior

In this course students will study the philosophy of verbal behavior and the application of Skinner's principles. Particular emphasis will be placed on the application of the science of behavior analysis to teaching verbal behavior. The primary verbal operants, which are most often initially discussed in relation to teaching language, are echoics, mands, tacts, and intraverbals. Within this course we will explain the functions of these operants and how they may be taught. Within this course we will also teach establishing operation and how they relate to teaching language. All readings will be complimented by a study of Skinner's seminal book Verbal Behavior.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
09:30PM
N/A
Ronald Allen Open 6 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

DABA 615 - Behavioral Research in Education

This course examines the conceptual and methodological issues of the application of applied behavior analysis into educational settings. This class is designed to provide the doctoral student with a broad overview of the educational applications of the science of behavior analysis, including general and special education, reading instruction, early intervention, higher education, professional training and development in education, and educational assessment.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
09:30PM
N/A
Judah B. Axe Open 6 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Doctor of Physical Therapy

DPT 613 - Professional Seminar

The professional seminar for this semester has been designed to continue some discussion threads from previous professional seminars (DPT 612) and Integrated Clinical Experiences, and elaborate on those concepts in order to prepare for your upcoming full-time clinical experience and future as a physical therapist. Discussion topics will help you continue to develop clinical competency and professional identity. In the first part of the semester, course content focuses on increasing awareness of professionalism and developing professional identity. In the second half of the semester we will focus our presentations to help you understand your role and responsibilities, as you begin to prepare for your initial clinical experience. In addition, you will participate in a simulation lab experience with a focus on home care and working as part of an inter-professional team. All of these activities are designed to help you continue with professional development, and feel prepared, informed and confident in your abilities as you enter into your first full time clinical experience. Integrated Clinical Experiences (ICEs) will also be included within the course. Each student will be assigned to an ICE for 1 day a week for 5 weeks. Experiences will be primarily in either an outpatient orthopedic setting, or home care with the VNA.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Mark Joseph Dynan
Elizabeth Murphy
Open 50 No 1.00 Main Campus

DPT 623 - Movement Science 2

In this course, students continue to explore normal human movement. Emphasis is on biomechanics, joint structure and function, muscle physiology and muscle activity. Students explore the complex interaction between systems that produces normal human movement, and consider how movement is affected by pathological conditions. Students will further develop regional human anatomy knowledge of the lower quarter for integration into clinical examination and intervention skills. Laboratory activities provide students the opportunity to apply anatomical and biomechanical knowledge to clinical examination techniques for further comprehension of the lower extremity and lumbopelvic spine. Laboratory activities focus on analysis of normal muscle and joint function through observation, palpation, examination, case study analysis, gait analysis, and application of biomechanical principles to daily activities.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

08:00AM-
09:50AM
N/A
Joanne Rivard (malerba) Open 50 No 3.00 Main Campus

DPT 623L - Movement Science 2 Lab

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

10:30AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Joanne Rivard (malerba) Open 50 No 0.00 Main Campus

DPT 633 - Concepts and Skills in Physical Therapy II

Students learn and apply concepts and skills that are basic to the practice of physical therapy. Students learn how patients and clients move within their environments, and practice teaching and assisting them with the applicable skills. The semester includes lecture, laboratory, and discussion. There is an emphasis on developing professional behaviors and communication skills as well as hands-on skills.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

08:00AM-
09:50AM
N/A
Joanne Rivard (malerba) Open 50 No 3.00 Main Campus

DPT 633L - Concepts & Skills in Physical Therapy II Lab

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

10:30AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Joanne Rivard (malerba) Open 50 No 0.00 Main Campus

DPT 653 - Evidence Based Practice 2

This course builds on learning from DPT 652 and integrates learning from DPT 762. Students determine and write clinically-applicable and answerable questions that relate to diagnosis, prognosis, and interventions for patients with musculoskeletal problems. Using questions as a base, students implement literature searches and critically appraise the articles found based on the search. Students discuss the credibility of the research, including issues of bias, confounding, statistical significance and clinical importance. Emphasis is on discussion of the strength of the evidence and its relevance to the management of their patient. Students build a library of CATs related to management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
04:50PM
N/A
Amitabh Dashottar Open 50 No 2.00 Main Campus

DPT 673 - Frameworks of Physical Therapy: Musculos keletal II

This course is a continuation of DPT 762. Students expand their knowledge and repertoire of physical therapy examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and management skills for a broader variety of musculoskeletal problems and more complex patient cases.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

08:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
W. Justin Jones Open 50 No 7.00 Main Campus

DPT 673L - Frameworks of Physical Therapy: Musculos keletal II Lab

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

08:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
W. Justin Jones Open 50 No 0.00 Main Campus

DPT 713 - Professional Seminar

The professional seminar for this semester has been designed to build upon the first full-time clinical experience, as well as discussions from previous professional seminars. The emphasis is on re-visiting the PT Code of Ethics and core values as seen through the perspective of the clinical environment to further continue to help define professional identity. To support further professional development students will be asked to complete the first three APTA Professional Modules We will also work on relaxation/meditation skills in patient education for managing acute and chronic stress. In developing the skills necessary for including mindfulness and meditation in patient education, students will also gain personal health benefits from these practices. As a complement to meditation in managing stress and chronic pain, we will also explore other stress management tools such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), to gain awareness of the influence of perception, thoughts and beliefs on health and behavior change. Integrated Clinical Experiences (ICEs) will also be included within the course. Each student will be assigned to an ICE for 1 day a week for 4 or 5 weeks. These experiences will focus on developing skills in management of patients primarily in a general inpatient setting.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

12:00PM-
12:50PM
N/A
Jenna Stuebe
Elizabeth Murphy
Mark Joseph Dynan
Open 40 No 1.00

DPT 743 - Principles of Practice Management

This course introduces students to the nature and functions of general business organizations, including physical therapy practices that are stand-alone or within larger institutions. Emphasis is on understanding the fundamental management functions such as marketing, operations, human resource management, finance and accounting, and how they apply to physical therapy practice management. Students work to improve skills in teamwork. Effective oral and written communications are stressed.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

02:00PM-
04:50PM
N/A
Todd Herrmann Open 40 No 4.00 Main Campus

DPT 753 - Research Seminar: Systematic Review

This is the fourth course in the research sequence of this curriculum, for students who opt for, and selected for systematic review. This course is effectively part I of the capstone research course. This is an advanced course focused on the critical review of the scientific literature, building upon content from DPT 652, DPT 653, and DPT 752. The critical review of the literature will be on a topic directly pertaining to physical therapy (e.g. diagnosis, intervention, education, etc.). The course design is to foster collaborative investigation, critique, and writing leading toward dissemination.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Justin Beebe Open 40 No 1.00 Main Campus

DPT 763 - Research Seminar: Faculty Directed Research I

This is the alternative fourth course in the research sequence, for students who opt for, and selected, for faculty directed research. This course is effectively part I of the capstone research course. This is an advanced course in research methodology and design, which builds upon DPT 652, DPT 653, and DPT 752. Students complete projects begun during Year II, as designated by the faculty advisor. The course design is to foster collaborative research activities leading toward dissemination.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Justin Beebe Open 40 No 1.00 Main Campus

DPT 783 - Frameworks for Physical Therapy: Neuromuscular I

Throughout the semester, students develop and apply theoretical frameworks for physical therapy clinical decision-making from a developmental systems perspective, recognizing the changes across the life span. Students learn and apply child development, psychosocial aspects of disease and disability, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, epidemiology, and pathology to the medical, surgical, pharmacological, psychological, and physical therapy management of individuals with neuromuscular disorders. They develop competence in physical therapy examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and management of a plan of care. Teaching and learning methods include lecture, laboratory activities, patient cases, small group self-directed, problem-based tutorials, and integrated clinical experiences. Includes lecture and laboratory sessions.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday

Thursday

10:30AM-
12:20PM
08:00AM-
09:50AM
N/A
N/A
Stacey Adamson Maguire Open 40 No 7.00 Main Campus

DPT 783L - Frameworks for Physical Therapy: Neuromu scular I Lab

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday

Thursday

08:00AM-
09:50AM
01:00PM-
02:20PM
N/A
N/A
Stacey Adamson Maguire Open 40 No 0.00 Main Campus

DPT 793 - Clinical Experience 3

Students apply knowledge and skills in patient/client management in a health care setting, and learn to address the physical therapy needs of actual patients and clients under the supervision of a physical therapist. The experience requires students to be in the clinical setting for approximately 40 hours per week for 12 weeks.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Mark Joseph Dynan
Elizabeth Murphy
Open 40 No 5.00 Main Campus
Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 10/21/2019 11:20AM
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